Simple synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotubes from natural resources

Morinobu Endo, Kenji Takeuchi, Yoong Ahm Kim, Ki Chul Park, Takuya Ichiki, Takuya Hayashi, Tomoyuki Fukuyo, Satoshi Iinou, Dang Sheng Su, Mauricio Terrones, Mildred S. Dresselhaus

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Bucket-and-spade chemistry: An environmentally friendly and highly efficient method for growing multiwalled carbon nanotubes (T) on a large scale has been developed which uses naturally abundant resources, namely garnet sand (G) as a catalyst precursor and support, and city gas as the carbon source. The as-produced carbon nanotubes have a well-crystallized wall structure and are easily separated from the garnet sand by sonication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)820-822
Number of pages3
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 24 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Energy


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